May 14, 2013 By admin
Due to this being Memorial Day and the Library being closed, this months competition on Negative Space will be held at:
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church
786 Hughes Rd.
A map can be found on the church’s website:
The judge for this months competition is: Kyle Zeringue
May 6, 2013 By admin
I am a self taught photographer with a degree in mechanical engineering, and yet my first love was photography. I have been shooting since I was fourteen, starting with the hardest film of the time, Kodachrome II. I have since gravitated to digital cameras, finding the control found within the digital workflow to be intoxicating. I still, from time to time, when I am in a nostalgic mood, bring out the 4×5 and expose a few sheets of film. The smells of the darkroom are an old friend. My love of the craft goes beyond the capture of imagery. I have been an instructor of photography for over 10 years. Hundreds of students have been either inspired or bored to tears by my rambling lectures on composition, lighting and exposure. I read, I study, I view thousands of images and I will never grow weary of the art of photography. My program is going to focus on the use of photoshop to create panoramic images. Along the way we will visit layering, layer masks, work flow and my favorite; contract control. I will take the process of creating a panoramic image from the proper capture of the images, processing in RAW converter, through stitching the images together in Photoshop and final creative processing.
Notes for Meeting: Panoramic Photography
May 6, 2013 By admin
Exploring the Light
Peachtree Camera will also be joining us and will be performing their usual sensor cleanings for $30.
April 29, 2013 By admin
Tonights 5th Monday meeting will be held in the auditorium that we regularly use at the Huntsville Public Library (previously there was thought to be a conflict).
April 25, 2013 By admin
For those of you that attended Cliff Whitmore’s mini class on canvas/triptych/panoramas he has provided a pdf file that can be downloaded here:
April 16, 2013 By admin
The April competition topic is “Open” and our judge will be Patrick Oden. (7:00pm)
Patrick Oden is a freelance photographer who considers himself a bit of a generalist in his work. Mr. Oden received his first camera, a Pentax K1000, Christmas of his eight grade year, and has been shooting ever since. Mr. Oden began his professional work in photojournalism, working for a small paper in Utah where he won several awards from the Utah Press Association and the Society of Professional Journalist. Mr. Oden recently relocated to the Huntsville area from Athens, Ohio, where he did his MA in editorial photography at Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication. Mr. Oden’s work now covers about every area of photography, and is equally well known for his dramatic commercial lighting as he is for his visual storytelling.
April Mini Class with Cliff Whitmore (6:00 – 6:45 pm)
One of the ways to display your photographs is by printing them to canvas, stretching them over a frame, and then hanging them carefully on a wall. For large spaces, you can either print to a large canvas, or create an arranged collection of smaller canvases. One popular display technique is to create a photo split, where you take one photo and print different portions of it on multiple canvases. Three canvases displayed side-by-side to form one overall image is known as a triptych. During this presentation, I will show how I took some of my favorite landscape photos and created a canvas triptych.
April 8, 2013 By admin
Based on her popular “What’s in the Bag?” program, Andrea Shetley presents a modified version drawn from her experience on her trip to Australia and New Zealand in 2011. Packing for an 8-week adventure half way around the world presents some interesting challenges with today’s travel restrictions. Gone are the days of lugging multiple over-sized bags in the plane cabin with you. Today’s travelers must carefully consider what they want immediate access to and how to fit it in a 45-inch (length + width + height) bag with a 15-pound weight restriction (a personal item such as a small purse or satchel also is allowed…and Andrea will show you how to take full advantage of it). The inability to lock your suitcase also is another factor to consider when deciding which items to pack in your carry on or checked luggage. You will be amazed at what you can actually carry if you put your mind to it! We also will look at what items to skipcarrying altogether and buy when you land. This humorous, entertaining, and educational program will help you prepare for your next trip overseas. Following the equipment demonstration, there will be a slide show of Andrea’s photos from Australia and New Zealand. Join her as she tours New Zealand in 12 days (see steaming mud, climb a glacier in the rainforest, go on a boat tour in the fjords, and get a look at some of the local wildlife), and goes to Sydney, Darwin, and Adelaide in Australia (including driving from the north coast to the south coast through the Outback). Andrea L. Shetley has been involved in photography for 40 years, and stereo photography for the last 18 years. She uses Pentax digital SLR bodies with an assortment of lens and accessories, a Canon compact digital camera, and a Fuji compact digital 3D camera. Andrea is past president of the Huntsville Photographic Society and current Chairman of the 3D Division of the Photographic Society of America(PSA), a member of several local and international photographic organizations,and is co-founder of the Fayetteville Photo Club in Tennessee.
March 16, 2013 By admin
Veronica has volunteered to bring her mat cutter to the March 25th meeting. For anyone who would like to learn how to cut mats bring some mat board to the mini class (from 6:00-6:45 in the main meeting room) and she will show you how. Make sure you also bring the print that will be going in the mat once it is cut.
March 1, 2013 By admin
With over 32 years of professional photography experience, Charlie Seifried is certainly one of those people who has “been there, done that”. His work has appeared in such publications as the Economist, Business Week, Cooking Light, USA Today, NY Times, Backpacker, Seakayker, Outdoor, Better Homes, etc. Somewhere along the way, Charlie discovered his love of nature and wildlife photography which continues to this day. He has used high speed photography to stop a bullet in mid-air while at other times, photographed many celebrities that we all would recognize. His travels have taken him to Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, Ireland, Columbia, Peru, Nova Scotia, Italy, and 49 of our 50 United States.
Charlie has agreed to bring his talent and experience to Huntsville Photo Society as our program presenter on March 11th. He will share from his past experiences and talk about the evaluation of photography during his career. He plans to share many of his nature shots with us in a slide presentation and has even agreed bring along some of his great enlargements and talk about how they were produced. This is another one of those programs that you really don’t want to miss so, make plans now to attend.
February 2, 2013 By admin
Please note location change for this meeting only, it’s: St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 786 Hughes Rd., Madison, AL
The next HPS meeting is Monday, Feb. 11th, at 7 PM.
Mike Mercier will provide his lighting workshop at the next meeting of the Huntsville Photographic Society. Mike will demonstrate methods of lighting that are very portable while remaining affordable for most budgets. He will demonstrate how to attain professional looking results without the huge cost and bulk of a professional lighting system.
Mike was staff photographer with the Huntsville Times for twenty six years. It was during this time in his career that Mike developed many of the lighting techniques that he will be sharing with us.